Yell Fire CD (2006)

Artist: Michael Franti

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Michael Franti has created a searing, reflective new album of original songs titled Yell Fire! 14 new songs inspired by the trip to Iraq, Israel and Occupied Territories of Palestine. Recorded in Kingston, Jamaica and Franti's hometown of San Francisco, California.

"The thing that I found when I was in war zones was that nobody wants to hear songs about war. They want to hear songs about connection to people, and songs about love and life, songs that make them dance." --Michael Franti

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Label Anti
SKU 202646423
UPC 045778680726
UPC 14 00045778680726
Format CD
Release Date 7/25/2006
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Author Michael Franti
Credits
Featuring Carl Young
Featuring Dave Shul
Featuring Manas Itene
Featuring Michael Franti
Vocals Trinna Simmons
Artist Bio
Michael Franti & SpearheadIn 1994, Michael decided after speaking out in such a confrontational in-your-face way that he would still stay true, but to do it in a different approach. This would be to have consciousness in the music, but also bring the music so people could dance and have a good time as well. This idea manifested itself as Michael's next group, Spearhead. The band started off with a great album on a new label (Capitol Records) and a strong female singer named Mary Harris that added a lot of fire to the group. The album was named Home. It gave Michael his first hit record with the thought-provoking track "Hole in the Bucket". It was also the first record in the rap community to address the subject of HIV and AIDS. The song "Positive" was also picked up and included on The Red Hot organization's album Stolen Moments. Spearhead embarked on a two year tour in support of Home with artists such as Ben Harper, Digable Planets, Brand New Heavies and The Fugess.In 1996, Michael began writing for the next Spearhead record which was released in 1997. The album, Chocolate Super Highway was a new level for Michael storytelling skills. It featured collaborations with Stephen Marley, Marie of Zap Mama and Joan Osborne. It also contained an updated version of the Disposable Heroes song "Water Pistol Man". This album also introduced Spearhead's new singer, Trinna Simmons, who added a lot to the new songs, such as "U Can't Sing Our Song", "Madness in tha Hood" and "Ganja Babe". Spearhead started on another world tour. This tour, they played on the Smoking Grooves tour during the summer of 1997.
Product Attributes
Artist Franti,Michael
Music Format Compact Disc

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